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Francis I: Battle of Marignan

Circular medal of Francis I (1494-1547), king of France, possibly commemorating his victory at Marignan (1515). Beaded rim on both faces. Obverse: Profile bust of Francis looking to proper right, beardless and wearing a laureate wreath and armor with salamander emblem; inscribed at edge...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "FRANCISVS·I·FRANCORVM·REX". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "FRANCISVS·I·FRANCORVM·REX".

Provenance

By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay

French, about 1600–30

Mint

France

Accession Number

13.825

Medium or Technique

Metal; struck bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals